adjective, adverb
Also, barefooted. with the feet bare: a barefoot boy; to walk barefoot.
Carpentry. (of a post or stud) secured to a sill or the like without mortising.

before 1000; Middle English barfot, Old English bærfōt. See bare1, foot Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
barefoot or barefooted (ˈbɛəˌfʊt)
adj, —adv
with the feet uncovered
barefooted or barefooted
adj, —adv

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Word Origin & History

O.E. bærfot; see bare + foot.
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Bible Dictionary

Barefoot definition

To go barefoot was a sign of great distress (Isa. 20:2, 3, 4), or of some great calamity having fallen on a person (2 Sam. 15:30).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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Example sentences
Bleeding, barefooted, over the shards and thorns of existence.
People caught hookworms going barefooted in barnyards and hog wallows.
The patient walking barefooted will often injure his feet and be unaware of the
Part were barefooted, and as for hats, they were of every style and shape.
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